Russia has stated plans for a military build up. The reasons for this are convoluted. Follow me on this. Russia decided to go adventurism in the Crimea, and when the United States, NATO, and others responded in kind, Russia now felt threatened. This latest announcement seems to portend a move like in the old Cold War. With the deployment of hyper-sonic anti ship missiles, there seems to be an arms race building up. Is this all caused by the leadership vacuum now that the United States seem prone to leading from behind. It probably is.
As Written By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV at Associated Press:
Russian military plans buildup from West to Pacific.